Twitter Begins Testing New ‘CoTweets’ Feature in Canada

Twitter has today announced that Canada will be one of three test markets for ‘CoTweets,’ a new feature that will allow posting co-authored Tweets simultaneously to both authors’ profiles and their followers’ timelines.

Twitter says it is experimenting with CoTweet “as a way for two authors to share the spotlight, showcase their contributions, and engage with more people.”

“At the end of this experiment, we may turn off this feature and any CoTweets that were created may be removed,” notes the social media company.

When two authors decide to CoTweet, the first step is to finalize the content they’d like to share. Twitter recommends using Direct Messages to collaborate.

After a CoTweet invite is sent, the co-author can accept or decline the invitation. If the CoTweet is accepted by the co-author who received the invite, the CoTweet posts to each author’s profile and both of their followers’ timelines.

If the CoTweet invite is declined, the CoTweet invite is deleted.

You’ll recognize a CoTweet when you see two authors’ profile pictures and usernames in the header. More information about the new feature can be found here.